From Jacey Bedford — author of the Psi-Tech novels — comes the second novel in her new fantasy series Rowankind, set in an alternate ninteenth-century London.
Britain 1801. King George’s episodic sanity is almost as damaging as his madness. First Consul Napoleon is gathering his forces in France. The disease of democracy is spreading. The world is poised on the brink of the modern era, but the rowankind, long a source of free labor, have shaken off their bonds.
Some have returned to Iaru to find freedom with the Fae, others are trying to find a place in the world, looking for payment for their work and fair treatment under the law. The course of the industrial revolution may change forever. Though the Mysterium tries to control it, wild magic is on the rise.
And Ross and Corwen, summoner witch and wolf shapechanger, soon find themselves caught in the midst of the conflict on every level possible...
Jacey Bedford is an English writer who lives and works behind a desk in Pennine Yorkshire. She's had stories published on both sides of the Atlantic and in November 2014 her first novel, Empire of Dust - A Psi-Tech Novel, is published by DAW in the USA as part of a three book deal.
She is co-organiser of the UK Milford Writers' Conference, a peer-to-peer workshopping week for published SF writers, and she organises Northwrite SF, a critique group based in Yorkshire.
She's been a librarian, a postmistress and member of internationally touring a cappella trio, Artisan (and still occasionally is for reunion gigs). When not writing she arranges UK gigs for folk artists from all over the world.